165/50 R16 tires diameter is 22.5 inches, section width is 6.5 inches and rim diameter is 16 inches. So the closest metric tire size of 165/50R16 existing size in inches is 31x10.50R16, which is 37.78% taller and 61.54% wider.
Compare 165/50 R16 vs 31x10.50R16 with our handy tire size calculator.
For each tire size there often there are several wheel sizes. You can't put very wide tires on narrow rims or vise versa. Here is what size of the rims do you need for 165/50 R16 tires:
Rim diameter x rim width
|165||The first number shows that the tire has a width of 165 millimeters or approximately 6.5 inches.|
|50||The second number is the aspect ratio. In this case, it is 50%. It shows the height of the tire from the ground to rim edge, which is 50% of the width or ~ 83mm|
|R16||The letter R means this tire is radial. Most of all tires nowadays are radial. The number is the tire diameter in inches. It means that tire will fit 16 inch wheels|